No it does not need to be programmed but I just thought, when this happens, does the light on the KIN go from "off" to "on" and all the dash gauges come on? If this is the case then it is most likely not the KIN.
Does the key-less entry system work? Your vehicle has what is called an RF hub that picks up the actual signal not the KIN as I stated earlier. Sorry about that, Dodge has a number of different systems and I confused this one with another.
The RF hub needs to authenticate the key in order to unlock the doors when you approach the vehicle. Then when you press the KIN button, the RF hub has to do this again and then it allows the PCM to start the vehicle. So if the KIN button is changing state when you press it then it is okay.
The way to confirm this is to have the computer on the vehicle when this is acting up so that we can monitor the BCM to see if the key state is changing then also if the RF hub is sending the signal to start to the BCM. If it is then more then likely the BCM is not sending the signal to the PCM to start the engine.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 AT 2:37 PM